Custodian 4 - Float Schedule

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Custodian 4 - Float Schedule

About Eastern Washington University:
Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to our primary campus in Cheney, we also offer programs in Spokane’s innovative University-District, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Job Summary:

  • Eastern Washington University is currently seeking to fill a Custodian 4 - Floating Schedule opening with Custodial Services. The ideal candidate will be team-oriented, and a positive leader. This position supervises staff performing Custodial duties in assigned areas. Positions at this level assist with hiring, conduct training, assign and schedule work, conduct performance evaluations on designated employees, and inspect cleanliness of buildings. See the Job Duties section for a detailed description of the position's responsibilities.
  • On top of salary, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, life and disability insurance and retirement. In addition, EWU offers generous vacation and sick leave accruals, 11 paid holidays per year and fringe benefits, such as tuition waiver for employees, discounted EWU sports tickets and free transportation through STA buses.

Required Qualifications:
  • One to two years’ experience supervising or directing others in large-scale housekeeping, janitorial, general or building maintenance or custodial work.
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Minimum age of 18.
  • Physical ability to do the job.
  • Pervious cleaning or custodial experience
  • Must be able to work different shifts and days
  • Must be able to read, write and understand written documents
  • Basic Microsoft Office experience including Word, Excel and experience using an email system
  • Provide excellent Customer service
  • Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and/or diversity

Preferred Qualifications:

Other Skills and Abilities:

Job Duties:
% of Time: 50
Responsibility / Duty:
Assign and schedule work:
-Determine staffing needs for building activities, such as special events and camps as well as regular needs
-Arrange staff when illnesses and vacations arise
- write job specifications
- deal with emergencies i.e. floods, fire and other issues

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 20
Responsibility / Duty:
Maintain and establish custodial standards of cleanliness by inspection of assigned areas of responsibilities:
-Oversee maintenance of equipment
-Inspection of assigned areas and supplies
-Conduct unit meetings
-Key inspections
-Pick up and return broken and repaired equipment
-Assist in maintaining budget control for labor and materials:
-Organize and distribute overtime according to union contract
-Assess budget needs for the year
-Prorate equipment and supplies to come in on budget allotted for each quarter
-Assess student labor to meet needs and budget for each quarter
-Order linen

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 10
Responsibility / Duty:
Conduct training:
-Develop and implement training programs, i.e. chemical safety, MSDS sheets, equipment care and general work related subjects.
-Conduct classes and seminars.
-May make training videos
-Bloodborne pathogens classes

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 5
Responsibility / Duty:
Recommend purchase of equipment, supplies and machinery:
-Write specifications
-Write justifications
-Gather estimates
-Evaluate products
-Make recommendations
-Train personnel in proper use and care

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 5
Responsibility / Duty:
Coordinate provision of Custodial Services with other departments:
-Attend meetings with various department heads and special event coordinators
-Coordinate work requests from other departments with time available as well as staff
-Coordinate outside activities and events with personnel, supplies and time frames
-Collaborate with union on various personnel issues

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 5
Responsibility / Duty:
Prepare a variety of reports such as analysis of custodial workloads, service requirements and employee job performance:
-Conduct employee evaluations
-Write inter-departmental purchase orders
-Write purchase orders
-Written reports
-Accident/incident reports
-Budget reports
-Track expenditures
-Maintain vendor files
-Submit work orders
-Submit service order requests
-Prepare and distribute departmental memos and letters
-Perform related duties as required:
-Inventory control
-On call 24 hours
-Manage a variety of employees
-Ensure building security
-Work with administrative reports

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 5
Responsibility / Duty:
Perform duties of Custodian 4, Custodial 3 and/or Custodian 1

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

Conditions of Employment:
  • Successful candidate must be able to lift up to 25 pounds on frequent basis and carry up to 75 pounds on an occasional basis. Successful candidate must be able to pass a pre-placement physical.
  • This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.
  • This position is covered by the Washington Federation of State Employees’ Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Salary Information: $37,560 - $48,792

Posting Date: 01/06/2021
Open Until Further Notice: No
Closing Date: 1/24/2021
Screening to Begin: 1/25/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit your application materials through our online applications portal provided below. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.

To apply, visit

EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.

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Job No:
Posted: 1/7/2021
Application Due: 3/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time